|DAY 303||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
MASS CULTURE’S MIRROR
Pop Art, the major movement of the ’60s, held up an affectionate and critical mirror to popular Western culture. By painting taxidermy animals; sewing giant, stuffed ice cream cones; and printing thousands of Campbell’s Tomato Soup can images, pop artists prompted audiences to analyze their own culture and question it—if not just laugh.
WHEN & WHERE
c. mid 1950s–1970sLondon, New York, and West Coast of USA
A new visual culture had emerged, with commercial images permeating every nook and cranny of daily life. Fueled by television advertisements, the post-World War II capitalist ...